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A Panel will be conducted after the film with:

Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard
Director: Thomas Lüchinger
Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma*

The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from different cultures giving care to dying people. By confronting their own mortality, they present ways how to show up for dying individuals in the last period of life, and how this connects to their own life, again and again, reflecting on their relation to death and dying. The protagonists (Ron Hoffman, USA, Elisabeth Würmli, Switzerland, Alcio Braz, Brazil and Sonam Dölma, Nepal) raise the question of whether we should adopt a new Ars Moriendi in today’s time. A new art of dying – as it was the case in the Middle Ages – that would comprehend dying as a vital part of life and that could enrich our lives again by dealing with our death more consciously.